Tiger Woods' new girlfriend: Who is Alyse Lahti Johnston?

Tiger Woods' new girlfriend: Who is Alyse Lahti Johnston?
Alyse Lahti Johnston
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(CBS/WTSP) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Tiger Woods has apparently jumped back into the dating scene with a new girlfriend: 22-year old college student and budding West Palm Beach golfer Alyse Lahti Johnston. 

Who is the woman who, according to news service AFP, was spotted with Woods on his yacht last week?

Pictures: Alyse Lahti Johnston

Johnston, it turns out, has more in common with Woods than just a love of golf. They'ev both been involved in embarrassing car accidents.

Johnston was arrested on DUI charges in Orlando in October 2010 after crashing her car into another vehicle.

The New York Post says that according to an arrest report that Johnston's breathalyzer result was .210 - more than twice the legal limit. The paper also reports that she allegedly told arresting officers, "I am so humiliated. I want to die."

She wound up pleading no contest to a lesser charge of improper change of lane, according to CBS affiliate WTSP.

Johnston's stepfather, Alistair Johnston, is a high-ranking executive at IMG, the sports agency that represents Woods. According to, Johnston's biological father is former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jeff Lahti.

The service reports that Johnston's stepfather has denied that Woods and Johnston are dating, saying, "They are part of the same crowd that are the same age and go the gym and out to dinner together. Do they spend time together? Yes, but they are not going out with each other."

Woods' 5-year marriage to model Elin Nordegren ended last year after numerous women claimed to be having affairs with Woods. Nordegren recently purchased a $12.2 million waterfront mansion in North Palm Beach.